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Managing The Library of Babel

Jorge Luis Borges' story 'The Library of Babel' proposes a library so vast it contains all possible books, but is…

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The Fabric of Quotations: Literature and Interactivity

Back in the 1980s, when the Sinclair Spectrum seemed the pinnacle of personal computing, English departments were arguing over the…

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Literature

Booker 2007 Shortlist

The shortlist for this year's Man Booker prize was announced today with most newspapers, including The Guardian focussing on Ian…

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Literature

Language That Moves

Tyler Meier has posted an interesting piece on the Kenyon Review blog about figurative language and its role in making…

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Literature

Offset Your Reading

Carbon offsetting is all the rage at the moment. Take a short flight somewhere warm for some well-earned beach time…

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Voices from the past

by Angela Macmillan One of the great things about the Internet is the wealth of material that would never see…

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Forward Poetry Prize Nominee Eleanor Rees

Jane Davis writes to point out that Liverpool poet Eleanor Rees has been shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best…

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Winter Blues

Writer and editor Helen Tookey is already predicting the start of autumn and the approach of winter and to make…

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Calderstones

Rebel Girls

Rebel Girls: their fight for the vote is a new book by Jill Liddington, about the forgotten suffragettes across the…

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William Faulkner and the End of Man

Like James Joyce, William Faulkner has an unjust reputation as a 'difficult' writer. Perhaps for this reason he is relatively…

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Upcoming TV Adaptations

Angela Macmillan made contact to point out that the BBC is working on several interesting-looking TV adaptations of eighteenth and…

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Booker Prize longlist announced

Judges have announced the titles longlisted for this year's Booker Prize for fiction. The prize is one of the world's…

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